Liveaboard Holidays


A liveaboard is a boat that has been built for scuba divers and provides space for scuba divers to live and dive for the length of their diving holiday. Scuba diving liveaboards can also be called dive charters or dive cruises. These vessels for scuba holidays can vary widely in price, the number of guests, amenities and size. Because of this, finding the best liveaboard trips can be difficult. This page is designed to help you find a liveaboard which will meet your needs in terms of timing, type of diving, destination and pricing.

Our team have a number of recommended liveaboards these include:

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If you wish your own trip you can do this from the table below which contains over 300 Liveaboard dive charters from around the world. If you would prefer some expert help in organising a trip then call us on 02 9583 9662 and ask to speak to one of our dive travel experts.

Liveaboards Holidays

Best price guarantee*
Found the same trip cheaper elsewhere? PADI Travel will match the price and give you a USD 50 voucher. No-fuss, no complicated fine print.

No Hidden Fees
No booking fees, no credit card fees and full transparency into all potential fees and surcharges payable onboard.

Free DAN Dive Insurance
PADI Travel has partnered with DAN - Divers Alert Network - to offer you free dive accident insurance for the duration of your trip (valid for bookings with a value of >USD 1,000 per person)

Free Rental of Nautilus Lifeline
For those divers who book their liveaboard from this page or have one of Instructors help them with the process, then that diver will receive, free rental of a Nautilus Lifeline (EPERB) for the duration liveaboard trip.

Free Pre Trip Dive Gear Inspection
For those divers who book their dive holiday from this page or have one of Instructors help them with the process, then that diver will receive, a free scuba gear inspection prior to the trip to ensure their gear is in A1 condition for your Liveaboard holiday.

Once your booking has been made, PADI Travel will double-check the availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

24 Hour Free Cancellation Period
You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period.